We service our cars but so often expect our mind and body to keep going with little more than an annual holiday or the occasional diet... ‘healthy body healthy mind’ as they say….
“A wise man knows his most valuable possession is his health” - Hippocrates
Life can be stressful, painful and sometimes overwhelming. It is difficult to say our education systems prepare us for life. Life is much more complicated and so much more fascinating and rich than we are prepared for. We are so much more complex and beautiful than we are taught at school.
Curiosity got the better of me. Over the years whether investigating eastern esoteric arts such as Hatha Yoga or T’ai Chi Chuan, exploring diet and nutrition, engaging in the great outdoors or sports, being trained or teaching, reading philosophy and psychology, treating or receiving therapy I have been searching for combinations of different pursuits which engage the body-mind in this enquiry.
Seeking activities which facilitate a more profound comprehension of who we are
and why we feel and do what we do.
The amazing coordination and strength, balance and clarity gained from meditation & yoga, conscious nutrition
and sport gives us a healthier body and a clearer perception!
Ironically or perhaps as intended through consciously connecting with our bodies in these ancient technics
and activities we engage in a healing process that reveals our deepest nature.
We are all driven by the same hopes and fears.
Regardless of language, culture or history we all desire to love and be loved and that begins by loving ourselves enough to take care of ourselves which starts with our bodies.
"It is through our body that we realise we are spark of divinity”
“The sun shines down, and its image reflects in a thousand different pots filled with water. The reflections are many, but they are each reflecting the same sun. Similarly, when we come to know who we truly are, we will see ourselves in all people.”